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Guillaume Apollinaire, “Pure Painting” (1913)

Artists are above all men who want to become inhuman. 11 more words

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Wretched Richard's Almanac: Poets Gone Wild -- Again

September 7, 1911

Guillaume Apollinaire was an important (at least in France) poet and critic of the early 20th century. He was a fan of modern art and is credited with coining the word surrealism. 442 more words

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Quote of the day: Guillaume Apollinaire

Without poets, without artists… everything would fall apart into chaos. There would be no more seasons, no more civilizations, no more thought, no more humanity, no more life even; and impotent darkness would reign forever.

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Apollinaire and the Theft of the Mona Lisa

On the 21st of August 1911, the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, was stolen from the Louvre. The absence of the painting was first noticed by the painter Louis Beroud, who in the morning of the 22nd of August made his way to the Salon Carré where the Mona Lisa had been on display for five years. 752 more words


Alex Katz's Birthday and "The New"

The Allen Ginsberg Project has a good, typically link-rich post up today in honor of the painter Alex Katz’s 87th birthday.  (I’ve written before about Katz and his close ties to New York School poetry… 268 more words

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